ACDC – A Weapon Against Iran
7/26/2012 2:47:00 PM
It’s not the first time rock music has been used as a weapon, but it sure is a cool variation. Hackers attacked the Iranian Nuclear facilities with an interesting virus. Not only did it completely shut down their automation system, it caused many of their computers to suddenly play ACDC’s Thunderstruck at full volume in the middle of the night.
I’m not sure if I’m more surprised that Iran even has a nuclear energy commission, or that the person in charge new that the song being played over his computers was ACDC’s Thunderstruck. Crazy.
Experts at the security company charged with fixing the computer breach have commented that it is very unlikely for a hacker to cause computers to play music unless they really wanted you to know you got hacked. It seems these hackers REALLY wanted Iran to know that they were under attack. Seriously, nothing says “we mean this” more than a couple of short Australian dudes with really bad hair cuts playing guitar on your computer.
The brilliant minds in charge of Iran’s nuclear power program and oil facilities have been slammed with many similar attacks recently. Their foreign ministry believe the attacks are part of a “broader soft war” with the US and Israel. You see, the US and Israel believe Iran is really using their nuclear power program for military intent, a claim strongly denied by Iran who insist it is being only used for peaceful and medical goals.
You know, when I think if Iran… I think peaceful and medical.